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Afro-Brazilians and Contemporary Lynchings in Brazil

In historical understandings of racial violence against African Americans in the United States, lynching typically summons imagery of white crime …

Black History

Garlicky Parmesan Salmon Asparagus

Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 2 cloves garlic , minced<br>• 1 teaspoon lemon zest<br>• 2 tablespoons lemon juice<br>• 3/4 teaspoons salt , divided<br>• 1/2 teaspoon …

Food

Understanding the Dynamics of a Fear Response

Fear is a powerful and primitive human emotion. It alerts us to the presence of danger and was critical in keeping our ancestors alive. Fear can …

Psychology

I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes.

When I downloaded a copy of my Facebook data last week, I didn’t expect to see much. My profile is sparse, I rarely post anything on the site, and I seldom click on ads. (I’m what some call a Facebook “lurker.”)<p>But when I opened my file, it was like opening Pandora’s box.<p>With a few clicks, I …

Social Media

How To Make White People Uncomfortable

1. Be black<p>2. Be not white<p>3. Be not white and not American<p>4. Tell the truth<p>5. Cite facts<p>7. Talk about the present day<p>9. Say things like “Hi” and …

Unbridled

Read a F*cking Book: N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth Trilogy Is a Revolution

N.K. Jemisin's multiple Hugo Award-winning Broken Earth trilogy, which ended with The Stone Sky just a few months ago, asks the opposite of the …

Books

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

UC Berkeley Is Offering Data Science, Its Fastest-Growing Course Ever, for Free Online

It's worth passing along a message from UC Berkeley. According to its news service, the "fastest-growing course in UC Berkeley’s history — …

Online Education

You Can Take Yale's Popular Happiness Class — For Free

Oh happy day! Yale University has a class centered around inner peace and happiness, and surprise, it's one of their most popular.<p>Psychology and the …

Happiness

This Free Online Class Teaches You How to Be a Less Toxic Person

If it were up to beloved Hollywood characters like Elle Woods, we would simply take a daily kickboxing class to boost our endorphins (which help make …

Happiness

This Trainer's Insane 20-Minute Treadmill Workout Incinerates Fat and Tones Your Body

An insane 20-minute workout by fitness blogger and trainer Stefanie Williams recently resurfaced, making us second-guess our use of the treadmill's full potential. Williams originally posted the video on her Instagram back in 2016, but it's still as awesome as ever. The high-fat-burning and toning …

Exercise

50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, a call by religious leaders to act

Let Easter be a reminder of our moral responsibilities to end racism, brutality<p>Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy is ever-present in our nation’s struggle to reconcile our cultural and historical identity: His life’s work remains a testament to our relentless pursuit of justice.<p>Fifty years after his …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Books

Want to read world literature? Try the 13 books on the Man Booker International Prize longlist

The shortlist will be announced on April 12, 2018.<p>The Man Booker International Prize currently recognises the best in translated fiction in English …

Books

The Neuroscience of Perseverance

Perseverance separates the winners from the losers in both sports and life. Are you someone who perseveres despite difficulties and setbacks, or do …

Motivation

If You Don't Fully Understand the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Read This Simplified Version

Here's the "Sparknotes" version of what actually happened, and why you should care.<p>Over the past week or so, I have seen countless headlines regarding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Yet, none of them have helped me fully understand what happened. On a basic sense I knew that my, and many other …

Social Media

The Witness: Clara Ester, the Lorraine Motel and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

MEMPHIS – It’s 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968. In a minute, on a motel balcony, America’s greatest civil rights leader and most famous advocate of non-violence will be shot to death.<p>This story is about what it was like to witness the death of Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. And about how, over …

Black History

If you don’t # DeleteFacebook it’s your funeral

# DeleteFacebook is a rapidly growing movement that has seen over US$80 billion wiped off Facebook’s share price, or Faecesbook as it is now known, …

Privacy

Arcade Fire: 'People have lost the ability to even know what a joke is. It’s very Orwellian'

The indie rockers rolled out their last record, Everything Now, with a satirical ad campaign. The result? Mass confusion and bad reviews. As they hit UK arenas, frontman Win Butler is defiant: ‘Let’s see if we can break through the noise’<p>In a corner booth, Win Butler sits beaming in a broad-brimmed …

Gun Control

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

Demonstration

Tom Waits Curates a 76-Song Playlist of His Own Music: An Introduction to Tom Waits by Tom Waits

If you ever find yourself in an argument about the best Tom Waits songs, say, or best Tom Waits albums, or best Tom Waits period, you now have the …

Tom Waits

An Incomplete List of Things Black People Should Avoid Doing so They Won’t Be Killed by Police

On Sunday, March 18, police in Sacramento, Calif., fired 20 shots at Stephon Clark, killing him. Clark was unarmed and in his own backyard, leading …

Law Enforcement

One-Dish Chicken Recipes

We combine America's favorite dinner bird with our favorite way to cook: everything together in one pan for less fuss, easy cleanup, and downright …

Cooking

25 Vegan Recipes That Won't Mess With Your Weight-Loss Goals

If you're vegan you know that if you don't meal-plan ahead of time, it's very easy to fall into the pasta-and-tomato-sauce trap. Once that happens, …

Weight Loss

Lies, Camera, Action

MODERN AMERICAN CINEMA began with a series of lies. D. W. Griffith turned Thomas Dixon Jr.’s 1905 novel <i>The Clansman</i> into 1915’s <i>The Birth of a Nation</i>, …

Baked Pasta Dishes

These comforting recipes include star chef Grant Achatz's perfect mac and cheese, easy ravioli lasagna and cheesy baked rigatoni.

Italian Food

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Books

4 Must Read Books After Watching 'Black Panther'

<b>1. The Black Jacobins by C.L.R James</b><p>This book sheds light on Toussaint Louverture, leader of the revolution, and his rise and fall to power. It tells …

When the Irish Weren’t White

“[T]hey steal, they are cruel and bloody, full of revenge, and delighting in deadly execution, licentious, swearers and blasphemers, common ravishers …

New York City

Six Ingredients That Take Banana Bread to a Whole New Level

These six ingredients make all the difference in Pittman's homemade quick bread.<p>Quick-Cooking Oats<p>Oats add some bulk without making the bread dense. …

Breakfast